John Radford Froines was an American chemist and anti-war activist, noted as a member of the Chicago Seven, a group charged with involvement with the riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
16 Facts About John Froines
John Froines later served as the Director of Toxic Substances at the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and then director of UCLA's Occupational Health Center.
John Froines served as chair of the California Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants for nearly 30 years before resigning in 2013 amid controversy and claims of conflict of interest.
John Froines then received an associate degree at Contra Costa Community College.
John Froines studied chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 1963.
John Froines subsequently undertook postgraduate studies at Yale University, obtaining a Master of Science in 1964 before being awarded a Doctor of Philosophy three years later.
The contempt of court findings, which included those against John Froines, were rejected in their entirety after an appeal.
John Froines was involved with organizing the May 1971 antiwar demonstrations in Washington, DC, a demonstration which resulted in the largest mass arrests in American history.
In September 1968, John Froines joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Oregon as an assistant professor.
John Froines was the principal author of important federal standards for regulating workers' exposure to lead and to cotton dust.
John Froines's research focuses covered the toxicology of arsenic, chromium, and lead, air pollution, and pesticides.
John Froines retired in 2011 from the UCLA School of Public Health, in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences.
Part of the controversy involved claims that John Froines was in contact with scientists who had stated that some chemicals under review were a public health risk.
John Froines later married Andrea Hricko, and remained married to her until his death.
John Froines died on July 13,2022, at a hospital in Santa Monica, California.
John Froines was 83, and suffered from Parkinson's disease prior to his death.